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Sport Relief needs runners

Scarborough Sport Relief Mile in Peasholm Park.
The six mile race gets under way.
121284g. Picture Kevin Allen.
24/03/12.

Scarborough Sport Relief Mile in Peasholm Park. The six mile race gets under way. 121284g. Picture Kevin Allen. 24/03/12.

It is time to pull on your running shoes and help raise money to help a number of worthy causes.

On Sunday, March 23 the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off from 11am in Peasholm Park, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief.

Supers printers and willing walkers will all feel at home with a choice of one, three or six miles.

Matt Hewison, Scarborough Borough Council’s sports development officer said: “This is the third time the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile has come to Scarborough so let’s don the headband, get training and show the rest of the country what we can do.

“Last time the Scarborough Mile had more than 250 participants and this year we want even more of you to get involved to get that total even higher.

“There will be plenty of activities on the day so don’t forget to rope in your mates, family, boyfriend, girlfriend and colleagues too.”

The route will take participants around the picturesque lake and gardens and both runners and walkers will be set on their way by the Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough, councillors Andrew and Sue Backhouse.

A council spokesman added that it is hoped to have arranged some fun activities to be available on the day alongside the race including face painting and a bouncy castle.

It is not just the public who are taking up the fund-raising challenge for Sport Relief this year, Davina McCall has already gone the extra mile by running, swimming and cycling for seven solid days, Davina hit the streets and waters of the UK in a bid to raise as much cash as she could and inspire the public to take on their own challenges, sporty or not.

On Friday, March 21 the BBC is broadcasting night of fun with presenters including Gary Lineker, Gaby Logan, Claudia Winkleman and Clare Balding amongst others, hosting a star-studded fund-raising show.

To register for the Scarborough run visit www.sportrelief.com.

 
 
 

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